Workshops and Online Learning

Our Dealing with Dementia workshop provides caregivers with tips and strategies for caring for their loved ones and themselves, based on an evidence-informed approach. Participants will learn how to navigate the "Dealing with Dementia Guide," an exhaustive 360-page manual designed for caregivers. You will also receive insights about dementia caregiving, including problems, practices, tips and self-care.

This four-hour class is a program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.

Times and dates:

Stay tuned for upcoming dates.

Warwick Forest Retirement Community
Community Room
1004 Old Denbigh Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23602

Valet parking available.

$25, with scholarships available
(credit card payments accepted, with nominal handling fee)

This is the fourth and final offering in Riverside's Memory Care Learning Series.

Call 1-888-597-0828 if you need immediate assistance.

Financial assistance

If paying for this course would be a hardship, financial assistance is available through the generosity of the Riverside Foundation. You may reach out to Jennifer Lupyon at 757-240-2464 or

Need respite care in order to attend?

If you need guidance on respite care options available in your area, please reach out to Jennifer Lupyon at 757-240-2464 or

About our instructors

Two certified Riverside instructors will facilitate this course:

Christy Jensen

Christy Jensen

Dr. Christy Jensen is the Director of Health Services Research for the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health.

Dr. Jensen holds a doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies, with a specialty in gerontology, from the University of Delaware. She is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master Trainer with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.


Denise Butler

Denise Butler

Denise Butler, MS, is the Coordinator of the Geriatric Assessment Clinic at the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health. She also counsels memory care patients and families through Riverside Neurology Specialists.

Denise earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University. Denise is a Certified Senior Advisor and trained facilitator in Caring for You, Caring for Me, Dealing with Dementia, and Chronic Disease Self-Management.